Eric Binford (Dennis Christopher), a lonely nerd who lives with his domineering aunt, retreats from his miserable existence into the wonderful world of movies--spending all his time in his bedroom, obsessively studying everything from B westerns to classic horror films. While on one of his
rare jaunts outdoors, Eric meets and falls in love with a Marilyn Monroe look-alike (Linda Kerridge) and attempts to romance her. A combination of events--including being stood up by his love--cause Eric to finally crack, however, and he begins dressing up like his favorite movie heroes and
killing people. Emulating such characters as Richard Widmark's Tommy Udo in KISS OF DEATH,...